Hello everyone, and welcome back to the official Gem Steady blog! Today we are celebrating an iconic form of modeling that gained serious hype in the 1940’s. Back in the day, burlesque beauties often carried photographic art of themselves and used it as a business card of sorts. They could hand these darling cards out, and many people “pinned” the pictures up. This is how the term “pin-up” came to be!
Why We Love Pin-Up Girls
In the 1940’s and ‘50s, a flock of pin-up girls swooped in on pop-culture, and redefined what it meant to be sexy. Lovely ladies such as Bettie Page, Ava Gardner, and Yvonne De Carlo flaunted their foxy curves in high-waisted bottoms and lacy corsets that could barely contain their fabulousness. These buxom divas drew inspiration from burlesque dances when they posed, and they knew how to get all of their curves noticed. The pin up is a celebration of femininity, and this retro craze will always remind us of how all curves are sexy.
The pin-up craze is still in full swing today, and creative models put a modern twist on the classic retro pin-up look. Pin-up models today embrace artistic tattoos, intricate piercings and they love to mix leather and lace together.
We have put together a pin-up inspired fashion board so everyone can take part in this classic trend! We chose a sophisticated brocade corset, and paired it with edgy leather pants. A lacy jacket adds a boudoir feel to this look, and one must not for get a pair of sky-high heels and bright red lipstick! Black pearl earrings surrounded by shimmering topaz by GEM STEADY give this look a luxurious retro-flair. A pin-up gal needs a place to put her glam accessories. We chose a stunning embossed-mink handbag by Kathryn Allen Couture for this look.
We hope you enjoyed our peek into the glamorous world of pin-ups! Share your pin-up inspired looks with us on Instagram and in the comments below! #gemsteady
We leave you with photos of our favorite pin-up lovelies!